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Review of Cooch's Bridge

Cooch's Bridge
Ranked #27 of 37 things to do in Newark
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Owner description: Site of the historic Battle of Cooch’s Bridge, a Revolutionary War battle: September 3, 1777
Reviewed December 11, 2012

The home is just as it was during the Revolution, beautifully appointed and charming. Family has lived there continuously since the Battle of Cooch's Bridge. Only Revolutionary battlefield in Delaware...the First State!

4  Thank Brenda S
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Reviewed December 6, 2012

Way back when, the Wilmington Evening Journal did a piece on what we locals had known for years. That on a full moon, at the stroke of midnight, if you throw a silver dollar off of Cooch's Bridge, the ghost of a Revolutionary War Fiddler can be heard playing his fiddle.

Now I've visited Screaming Polly's mansion. And the old DuPont's Graveyard with the missing brick in one of the tombs.

But I've never been to Cooch's Bridge at midnight, on a full moon. Partly because I believe if you mess with the spirits, they'll mess with you.

But also, there's no stinking place to park!

It's a really cool, architectural beauty. The 'bridge' is actually two bridges, joined at a ninety degree angle. And across from the main span (on Old Baltimore Pike) is a small historical marker, and a few revolutionary cannon barrels.

Unfortunately, the severe amount of traffic both on the main road, and using the busy intersection, make it very hard to view and enjoy the bridge, or the marker.

Just north of the main span is an old road to the east. It's closed and barricaded, and does allow a place to pull off and park. From there it's about a fifty yard walk, along the edge of the busy road to see the bridge. Not real safe.

Cooch's Bridge is one of those hidden gems, that all the locals pass by on their way to work every day. But few really get the chance to enjoy the historical significance, or the architectural beauty of the bridge.

Even fewer will get the chance to hear the Fiddler.

8  Thank mysterytraveler56
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Reviewed July 12, 2012

A small skirmish was fought there during the Revolutionary War. It was the only battle from that war fought in Delaware, so locals want to keep the memory. The battle was insignificant, and there really is nothing to see.

2  Thank Bruce B
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Reviewed March 8, 2012

A few cannons, cannon balls and a plaque celebrate this location. Seriously not a destination worth seeking out.

Thank Bill K
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Reviewed November 18, 2011

There are some cannons next to a monument on the side of a busy 2 lane road. No place to park. A little further down the road there are some flags and a plaque. Seriously, you'll miss it. In grade school we were taught it was the one time DE saw battle conditions during the war. "Site of a skirmish" is a more modern description. Delaware suffers from performance anxiety in the Revolutionary war...Ceasar Rodney not withstanding. Tourists enjoy Delaware's tax-free shopping far more than this humble site.

Thank wildmommms
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